Wednesday, August 12, 2009

OMG, NL O8B???

I played a small 2 table SNG last night at a VFW hall. No big deal. But after the tournament, they all sit around and play NLO8B. Really!

It was very strange at first, and I dropped $40 trying in vein to protect top set. After that, I adjusted and went with the flow. Here was the idea. Everyone would call any raise pre-flop, so betting was pointless and everyone knew it. 11 players would see a flop. Here is the funny part. If someone flopped the immortal nuts, they got paid off by multiple players! It was just a matter of flopping a big hand or draw. So you spent a dollar prospecting, then folded or started betting. I ended up only about $20, but one guy started flopping nut straights and when the draws failed to get there, was up $600 bucks. Re-donk-u-lous!

I have got to try this again...

4 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

What's the B stand for?

Seems like with 11 players, you'd run the deck out if you burned three times, yes? (44 + 5 + 3)

BWoP said...

One night at Mirage a young kid from NC asked me where he could find a NLO8B game in Vegas. I laughed at him. "Honey," I replied, "You can't even find PLO8B in this town except during the WSOP." He couldn't believe it. I guess it just hasn't caught on yet . . .

Drizztdj said...

I would quit my job and move in next to this place.

And if it ever catches on in Vegas, I see myself flying out more often.

SixMile said...

Which VFW Hall? Have you checked out Benny's new Charity Poker Room on 22 and Van Dyke?